Mur­der mars of­fi­cer’s first day on job

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - TV -

NEW crime drama Sin­gle-handed fol­lows the ad­ven­tures of Jack Driscoll (Owen Mcdonnell), trans­ferred from Dublin back to his birth­place in the re­mote west of Ire­land as Garda sergeant, the role re­cently va­cated by his fa­ther, Gerry (Ian Mcel­hin­ney). Jack’s first ma­jor case is an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the death of a young im­mi­grant wo­man whose body has been found in an iso­lated car­a­van. Jack is frus­trated in his at­tempts to iden­tify the wo­man as the com­mu­nity closes ranks. And what looked at first like ac­ci­den­tal death takes on an in­creas­ingly sin­is­ter hue. Jack un­cov­ers a web of black­mail and sex­ual abuse, in­volv­ing the farmer whose field the car­a­van oc­cu­pied, a lo­cal hote­lier, his fa­ther’s old­est friend, and a builder with a rep­u­ta­tion for vi­o­lence. Jack’s pur­suit of the truth pits him against his new In­spec­tor and his fa­ther Gerry, who looks in­creas­ingly to hold the key to the mys­tery. There is one glim­mer of hope – a nurse, Saoirse (Laura Brady), who is drawn to Jack.

Sin­gle-handed: Nat­u­ral Jus­tice: Satur­day, 9.10pm, ABC1

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